Saturday, June 2, 2012

Vintage Father's Day

Father's Day is June 17th in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. and the challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is called FATHER'S DAY - make a vintage, shabby chic or primitive Father's Day card.

I am going to give this to my husband because I haven't had a Father for 30 years and my Father-in-Law passed away 8 1/2 years ago.  My husband is a great Father and he and our daughter are very close.  When I am away, she always invites him over for a meal and to spend the evening and they have a great time.  They still go to a Buffalo Bills football game together at least once a year and she calls him for advice from time to time even though she has been married for 11 years.

I must point out that there are some elements on this card that are similar to those on the card created by one of my teammates at Sugar Creek Hollow.  My card was finished and waiting to have its mug shot taken when I saw Yvonne's card so I didn't purposely use those elements - honest!  Let's just say it is a case of great minds thinking alike:)

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Frilly and Funky - Kraft & Twine
The Paper Shelter - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Ticket to Ride (Mode of Transportation and Ticket)
Tuesday Throwdown - Masculine
Crafty Cardmakers - Distress It
Lexi's Creations - For the Man/Boy in our lives
Simon Says Stamp and Show - One for the Boys
Here Come the Boys - Anything Goes (Must be Masculine)
The Poodle's Parlour  - Father's Day/Male Card
The Stamp Man Challenge - Make it for a Man

Image:  Cars Extracted from Cars Collage Sheet (The Graphics Fairy), Road Sign (Online)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  Kraft & Green (Recollections),  Mettallic (DCWV)
Paper:  My Creation in Photoshop using Postcard Brushes by Fidget Resources
Tools & Embellishments:  Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Jute Twine (My 30 year-old macrame supplies - who does that anymore?), Clock Charm (My Stash), Metal Butterfly (Bought in UK - don't know manufacturer), Deco Fan Edge Punch & Topiary Corner Punch (Martha Stewart)


  1. Fab male card and I love the metal butterfly...

  2. Lovely Fathers day card ... Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CCCB

  3. I love the "Provincial Highway: sign!! Great metal pieces and love the touch of the twine! LOVE the distressed edges!!

  4. Lovely masculine card! Love it. Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog this time!

    DT Member
    Celestial Things

  5. Hi Cec. This is a wonderful card. Love the vintage feel to it and you've embellished it to perfection for a man!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Lexi's Creations with your card for the "Man / Boy in your Life" ... perfect!
    Helen x (DT)

  6. Hi Cec, gorgeous card, love the vintage, distressed look. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.Sue C x

  7. What a perfect Fathers day card. So glad you shared it with us over at CCCB!

  8. Your Vintage Fathers Day card is awesome, Cec. I really like your distressed background. The die cut strip running along the bottom adds quite a bit of detail. Love the "FATHER" stamped ticket and the butterfly and clock metal embellishments. They add so much to your masculine card! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  9. Gorgeous card, sweetie and I love the image you have used…..
    Thanks for joining in with The Paper Shelter & good luck!



  10. Beautiful and you do have a great and Yvonne!
    Your twine and charm are lovely and the layers are perfect. Beautiful card for Andy!

  11. Great attention to detail on this lovely creation. Thanks for joining in the Here Come The Boys challenge, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

  12. Kaunista vintage tunnelmaa!
    Hienoa--kaunis kortti! Kiitos osallistumisesta The Paper Shelter – Vintage or Shabby Chic haasteeseen tällä viikolla1 Toivottavasti tapaamme taas ensi viikolla !
    Ihanaa kesää sinulle sinne ja kaikkea hyvää elämääsi <3 An

  13. What a gorgeous card! Love all the layers, the ticket and the butterfly especially. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie this week!

  14. Such a FAB FAther's Day card! LOVE those cars!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  15. What a beautiful Father's Day card, Cec! So glad you joined in the fun at the City Crafter blog this week.

  16. Love the vintage feel to your card... its perfect for Fathers Day.
    Thanks for joining us at POODLES PARLOUR Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again for our next challenge.
    Diane x

  17. this is so gorgeous, love the vintage style and I love that you make a Father's Day card for your hubby!

    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  18. What a great male card the distressing you've done looks great and I really love the cars you've used.

    Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.


  19. Hi Cec, so excited to have you joining in the fun with us this fortnight at Frilly and Funkie! Your Father's Day card is terrific - love the vintage images and that wonderful sepia tone. I especially like the Provincial Highway 7 sign - very cool. Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of inspiration with us at Frilly and Funkie!


  20. A wonderful masculine card. Great details. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man and have a great day. Angela


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